Long Island Rep. George Santos claimed his sketchy consulting firm manages $80 million in assets from a Florida address that houses a mail processing center.
Devolder Organization LLC, the Congressional scammer, filed a report with the Sunshine State on January 11 stating that its business address was the same as that of a “Fast Mail N More” store in a Melbourne mall.
The storefront of the mail processing store and supposed home of Santos’ murky business empire was surrounded by a Dollar Tree, a nail salon and a Chinese restaurant. The House freshman’s startling revelation was first reported by NY1 on Wednesday.
Devolder Organization was reportedly disbanded administratively last September, but re-established a day after a December 19 New York Times report revealed that Santos fabricated nearly all of its past.
Santos, 34, is being investigated for alleged violations of campaign finance law in connection with allegations that he lent more than $700,000 to his 2022 campaign, although the often broke politician reported an annual salary of just $55,000 as recently as 2020.
The Republican backtracked on his claims in an amended filing Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, saying the loan to his war chest did not come from his personal funds — without disclosing the origins of the money.
Santos previously claimed to have lent his campaign money which he paid for himself through the Devolder organization. Financial disclosures claim he received $750,000 in salary from the company as well as dividends valued at between $1 million and $5 million.
In a complaint to the FEC earlier this month, the Campaign Legal Center watchdog group said Santos had not reported any customer payments over $5,000 and argued it was “extremely implausible “that Devolder generated such a windfall.
The group also alleged that Santos’ claims that he garnered seven figures from his “supposed” consultancy business were “vague, unsubstantiated and not credible in light of his many previous lies”, and accused the company to be a front for illegal straw. donors.
The source of Santos’ money — and his apparent fabrication of campaign expenses — is under investigation by federal authorities and the House Ethics Committee. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday his fellow Republican would be kicked out of Washington if the panel finds he violated the law.
Santos – who is believed to have deep ties to the cousin of a sanctioned Russian oligarch – admitted to The Post on December 26 that he lied about working for top financial firms and attending Baruch College and the ‘New York University. He had also lied about being Jewish, and his revisionist history extended to appalling false claims that his mother had been a victim of the 9/11 attacks and that his grandparents had fled the Holocaust.
The scammer also regularly used a false name, falsely claimed to be a real estate mogul and star volleyball champion and was wanted for criminal fraud in Brazil, where evidence shows he used to produce as a drag queen.
Santos resisted calls for the resignation from both sides of the aisle, but had lukewarm support from McCarthy, who refused to call on the GOP representative to step down.
His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.